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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
928
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 928, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)1c Pan-American (294), 1c Pan-American (294)1c Pan-American (294). Mint N.H., Jumbo margins and precise centering, deep rich colors, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $750.00), the 95 in this 95 Jumbo grade fails to convey the extraordinary nature of this stamp -- one could search many thousands before finding another with such centering and margin width

42
1,000
929°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 929, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American (295), 2c Pan-American (295)2c Pan-American (295). Mint N.H., brilliant colors on bright paper, huge Jumbo margins and almost mathematically perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR JUMBO MARGINED MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only four others, a statistic that has not changed since 2010

40
1,400
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930°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 930, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)4c Pan-American (296), 4c Pan-American (296)4c Pan-American (296). Mint N.H., deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

The Pan-American Issue is notoriously difficult to find with anything even approaching the term "wide margins". Most high-grade copies have margins which measure equally, but are not what one would consider wide when compared to other contemporary issues. The stamp offered here is the exception to that rule.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $22,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve this grade. It is also one of only three Mint N.H. stamps in the entire issue certified in Gem 100 grade (the others are a 1c and a 5c). We hope that one day someone will be able to assemble a set of perfect 100's, and this stamp will undoubtedly be one of the keys to that achievement.

170
15,500
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931°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 931, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)4c Pan-American (296), 4c Pan-American (296)4c Pan-American (296). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 1145 selvage, string of plate printers' initials at top, beautifully balanced margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb position single, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00 for normal position)

170
1,400
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932
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 932, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)4c Pan-American (296), 4c Pan-American (296)4c Pan-American (296). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins, rich colors, Extremely Fine Gem or appears so depending on which accompanying certificate one believes, with 2007 P.F. certificate as sound, Mint N.H. (Superb 98), with 2016 P.S.E. certificate as reperfed at right

170
1,000
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933
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 933, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)4c Pan-American (296), 4c Pan-American (296)4c Pan-American (296). Lightly hinged with plate printers' initials selvage at top, essentially perfect centering, rich colors, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb position single, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $345.00 for normal position), only one 4c has been graded higher (Mint N.H. graded 100)

70
750
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934°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 934, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)5c Pan-American (297), 5c Pan-American (297)5c Pan-American (297). Mint N.H., rich colors on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Ballman and "Scarsdale", with 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates

180
750
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935°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 935, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)8c Pan-American (298), 8c Pan-American (298)8c Pan-American (298). Mint N.H., gorgeous deep colors and detailed impressions on crisp paper, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $5,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only eight others share it out of a total graded population of 298.

230
0
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936°
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 936, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)10c Pan-American (299), 10c Pan-American (299)10c Pan-American (299). Mint N.H., post-office fresh colors on bright paper, exceptionally wide margins and perfect centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE IS GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

Ex Merlin and "Hanover". With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $20,000.00). Since this stamp was submitted to P.S.E. in 2007 it has stood alone as the only example to achieve the 98 Jumbo grade, with none higher

300
26,000
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